This technical manual (TM) is used to support the M917 Dump Truck Body and contains Operator and Field
Maintenance instructions including Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL) for the operation,
maintenance, and servicing of the M917 Dump Truck Body. Operating instructions include safety
requirements, description of equipment, use of controls, and operation under usual and unusual conditions.
Servicing instructions include operator and field level Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS),
lubrication, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting as allocated by the Maintenance Allocation Chart
(MAC). Replacement of components is performed at field level. Parts information is provided for all end
Type of Manual--Operator and Field Maintenance including Repair Parts and Special Tools List (RPSTL).
Model Number and Equipment Name--M917 Dump Truck Body mounted on M917 20 Ton, 8X6 vehicle
Purpose of Equipment--M917 Dump Truck Body is capable of hauling, dumping, or spreading heavy loads
of hot asphalt, aggregate, dirt, and similar materials.
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by
(as applicable) DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual;
DA PAM 738-751, Functional Users Manual for The Army Maintenance Management Systems - Aviation
(TAMMS-A); or AR 700-138, Army Logistics Readiness and Sustainability.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your dump truck needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can
tell us what you do not like about your equipment. Let us know why you do not like the design or
All non-Aviation/Missile EIRs and PQDRs must be submitted through the Product Data Reporting and
Evaluation Program (PDREP) Web site. The PDREP site is:
If you do not have Internet access, you may submit your information using an SF 368 (Product Quality
Deficiency Report). You can send your SF 368 using email, regular mail, or fax using the addresses/fax
numbers specified in DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users Manual.
We will send you a reply.
This manual has a companion document with a TM number followed by "-HR" (which stands for Hand
Receipt). TM 5-3805-274-10-HR consists of preprinted hand receipts that list end item related equipment
(i.e., COEI, BII, and AAL) that must be accounted for. As an aid to property accountability, additional HR
manuals may be requisitioned through normal publication channels.